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FRIAS as a host institution

FRIAS offers fellowships for scientists with own funding for uninterrupted research visits of more than two months. Applications may be subjected to further scientific evaluation by FRIAS.

FRIAS assumes the customary duties of a host institute and provides organisational assistance concerning the visit. Additionally, the Institute promotes candidates supported by renowned funding programmes - e.g. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Heisenberg Grant, Volkswagen Foundation, European Research Council (ERC), German Research Foundation (DFG) - which require a declaration of support from a host institute.

FRIAS provides a fully equipped working desk at the Institute and additional support for the research work as well as a very stimulating intellectual atmosphere. In return, at least an 80% presence at FRIAS, participation in the academic programme, and, more generally, a willingness to engage in an exchange with the FRIAS community is expected. Please note that most FRIAS activities fall within the period from October to July.

  • Who: Researchers with exceptional qualifications across all levels (doctorate and above) from Freiburg, Germany, Europe and around the world.
  • Disciplines: Open to all disciplines
  • Application: Enquiries and applications can be made at any time. In order to apply for a fellowship, a letter of motivation (stating the reason for choosing FRIAS and the envisioned period), a current CV and a short description of the project are required. Please send your application to  (maximum of 5 pages total, in one single PDF-file). FRIAS will respond promptly with a decision.
  • Period of funding: Arranged on a case-by-case basis.
  • Partners: FRIAS is open to collaboration with research institutes from across the university and region.